Wayfair is hiring a

Senior Network Engineer- Data Center Technology

Boston, United States

Wayfair is already a leader in the e-commerce space for all things home, but we’re not done!  Come help us build the technical foundation of this rapidly growing ecommerce behemoth-to-be.  The Network Engineerins team needs smart, talented engineers to grow the network up (page views, bandwidth, phone calls, etc) and out (more offices, more ports, wifi, etc) simultaneously.

We’re looking for sharp, logical, thinkers who find understanding and optimization of networks intrinsically fun and interesting and want to build their career around it.  Someone who embraces having a broad understanding, and enjoys developing a deep knowledge.

On the network team you’ll have tons of opportunities to flex your strengths as well as learn new things.  The network at Wayfair underpins all of our datacenters, offices, call centers, warehouses across the US and abroad.  Leave the legacy tech for the history books, no frame relay or controller based WLAN here, we adopt leading tech quickly (Nexus 9K, VXLAN, Palo Alto, Aerohive, to name but a few) and continuously push our designs to be stable, high performance, fast to deploy, and efficient to manage. This position is focused on work within our datacenters.

What the Wayfair Network team does:

  • Scales our datacenter infrastructure in the USA and Europe to provide capacity close to our main customer bases
  • Rapidly rollout new offices, call centers, and warehouses to complement the business growth
  • Smoke out problems and find the root cause of issues and suggest/implement fixes
  • Work closely with the upstream infrastructure teams to deploy systems and keep the infra-machine running smoothly
  • Maintain our wired and wireless infrastructure, by staying up on patches, adding capacity, rolling out new features
  • Communicate with internal and external parties to refine requests and create a design/plan to address the true goal (which is not necessarily the same as the request)


  • BA or BS degree from a 4-year college or university is preferred but not required
  • 6+ years of experience with IP routing in a production environment (EIGRP/OSPF/BGP)
  • 6+ years of experience supporting Ethernet switching in a data center environment. (LACP/vPC/STP/MST/VTP/VRRP/CDP/LLDP)
  • Deep understanding of low level network foundations (OSI 1-4)
  • Very Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Fluent and extremely comfortable with Cisco ASAs and Cisco IOS/NX-OS based devices (PanOS a nice plus)
  • Very comfortable with VPNs (IPSEC and SSL) and NAT
  • Good understanding of wireless technology (G / N / AC) and their fundamentals and common external factors
  • Strong ability with security policy administration and filter rules (ACLs) (IPS/IDS, port scanning, pen-testing toolset familiarity a nice plus)
  • Ability to take large projects and self-direct and work independently
  • Ability to work through ambiguity to discover the true driving factors and be able to make design decisions
  • Fibre Channel (FC) / Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) / and Cisco MDS switches a large plus
  • Ability to analyze packet captures (tcpdump/Wireshark)
  • Some exposure to VOIP networks and call managers (UCCX/UCCE/CUCM)
  • Scripting ability, especially using shell, C and PHP a large plus
  • Familiar with Puppet/Chef/Other network automation tools
  • Familiar with Linux including the LAMP stack
  • IPv6 experience a plus

 Other traits we look for:

  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • An easy-going attitude and strong sense of humor
  • A positive, people-oriented and energetic attitude
  • An analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems
  • An interest in working hard and being challenged in a fast-paced environment, and having fun while doing it

About Wayfair


Wayfair Inc. offers an extensive selection of home furnishings and décor across all styles and price points. The Wayfair family of brands includes:


  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, a go-to online source making modern design more accessible
  • DwellStudio, a design house with a decidedly modern vibe
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor


Wayfair generated $3.14 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended September 30, 2016. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 5,600 people.

*** This position is on-site at our Boston, MA headquarters - not a freelance / remote / telecommute opportunity ***

Wayfair does not accept unsolicited candidate referrals or resumes / CVs from third-party vendors, including recruitment agencies. Wayfair will not be responsible or liable for any fees or costs associated with such unsolicited submissions.

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